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Saturday, October 23, 2021

Local government

V.I. Can Apply for $578,970 for Emergency Food and Shelter Programs, Deadline Is Oct....

A local board composed of 12 members will be charged with distributing funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in the U.S.V.I.

Human Services Reminds SNAP Households to Submit Recertification Forms

The ‘Recertification Application Packet arriving’ in the mail this month must be completed and returned as soon as possible or before the date stated on the enclosed Notice of Expiration, to avoid interruption to SNAP benefits on Oct. 31.

Energy Office Updates Net Energy Billing Program by Deferring Grid Access Charge

During the last year of the Net Energy Billing program’s rollout, a collaborative multi-agency team has been seeking ways to improve the program and the interaction the community has with the program.
Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion appears Thursday night on the Press Box to discuss COVID-19. (Government House photo by Garry Anthony)

Encarnacion Joins Association of State and Territorial Board of Directors

Earlier this year, newly inducted members of the board of directors were selected. Among this esteemed group was Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion.

Plaskett, Bryan Discuss Bipartisan Budget Act Progress and Recovery Projects

The daylong discussions centered on how the Federal Emergency Management Agency is applying the mandates and requirements regarding the funding and federal assistance for the U.S. Virgin Islands’ recovery.

Director Jenifer C. O’Neal to Attend National Association of State Budget Officers Meeting

Director O’Neal is the first Virgin Islander to be elected to the executive committee of the National Association of State Budget Officers.
Gretchen C. F. Shappert, United States Attorney for the USVI (File photo)

DOJ Awards $125,520 for Residential Substance Abuse for Prisoners in USVI

The goal of the program is to break the cycle of drugs and violence by reducing the demand for, use of and trafficking of illegal drugs.

DOJ Awards $10, 233 to LEPC for Prosecutors and Public Defenders Program

The USVI Law Enforcement Planning Commission (LEPC) has received the grant from the U.S. Department of Justice in support of the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Public Defenders Incentive Program.

Governor Bryan Issues Statement Commemorating Fireburn

"Those first demands began the journey to fair labor practices and brought the territory to the active economy and workers’ rights that we enjoy today."
Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett speaks Tuesday at a news conference.

Plaskett Makes Statement About Contract Day

“The fight for appropriate pay, job creation, equity and improvement in working conditions and living wages, especially for those who need it most, continues today ..."